Supination is what happens when your ankle doesn't roll inward enough during walking or running which causes most of the weight to be carried on the outside of the foot. This causes your foot to incorrectly displace the weight of your foot and effectively causes a continual "roll" of your ankle increasing the risk of an Ankle Sprain or torn tendons. High Arches and Cavus are other common terms for Supination.
WHAT CAUSES HIGH ARCHES / SUPINATION?
- Misalignment of the foot bones
HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE HIGH ARCHES / SUPINATION?
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF HIGH ARCHES / SUPINATION?
- Foot, hip, ankle pain
- Weak ankles
- Bowed legs
- Heel spurs
- Shin splints
- High arches
- Tendency towards Ankle Sprains
HOW IS HIGH ARCHES / SUPINATION DIAGNOSED?
Check the soles of your used running and walking shoes. If the outside of the soles are more worn than the rest of the sole you supinate.
WHAT CAN I DO FROM HOME FOR HIGH ARCHES / SUPINATION?
WHAT CAN I DO TO PREVENT HIGH ARCHES / SUPINATION?
- Wear shoes with firm support
- Wear supination orthotics that support your arch
WHAT TREATMENTS CAN I DO FROM HOME FOR SUPINATION?
- Wear orthotics to correct the problem
WHEN SHOULD I SEE A DOCTOR FOR HIGH ARCHES SUPINATION?
You should see a doctor if you suspect you have Supination, if your joints become unstable, or you have continual pain in the outside of your ankle and tendons. Your doctor or podiatrist can help you find the right treatment for Supination.
TREATMENTS YOUR DOCTOR MAY RECOMMEND FOR HIGH ARCHES / SUPINATION
- Supination Orthotic Inserts
- Customized Shoes For Supination
- Ankle Braces
- Physical Therapy